August 23 – Retro History From The 50s to 80s

Retro Events For The Decade 1980

1989 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey home run)
1989 Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4×200 m (1:19.38)
1988 Mike Tyson and Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
1987 15-years old boy hijacks KLM B737, demands $1 billion
1987 Betsy King wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
1987 Violent rainfall/floods in Bangladesh, kills 100s
1986 “Rags” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 4 performances
1985 Said Aouita of Morocco sets 1.5k record (3:29.46) in Berlin
1985 South African attorney/UDF leader “Dulah” Omar arrested
1985 West German top counter espionage Hans Tiedge moves to East Germany
1985 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
1982 Lebanese falangist leader Bechir Gemayel elected as president
1982 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Championship of Women’s Golf
1980 Charlie Finley sells A’s for $127M to Haas (owners of Levi Strauss)

Retro Events For The Decade 1970

1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in New York City
1979 Iran army opens offensive against Kurds
1978 Iranian students occupies Iranian embassy at Wassenaar
1977 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
1977 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in East Germany
1977 Yankees leap frog over Red Soxs game in 1st place to stay
1976 Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
1975 Classical Way wins Championship Cup at Roosevelt Raceway
1975 Communists take over Laos
1975 Ethiopian junta under Mengistu Haile
1975 Free guitarist Paul Kossoff revived from dead after heart attack
1975 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1974 John Lennon reports seeing a UFO in New York City
1974 Zaheer Abbas scores 240 Pakistan vs. England at The Cricket Oval
1973 Intelsat communications satellite launched
1972 Republican convention (Miami Beach, Florida) renominates Vice President Agnew but not unanimous – 1 vote went to NBC newsman David Brinkley
1972 Chicago’s Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park’s center field bleachers
1971 WGTU TV channel 29 in Traverse City, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
1970 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

Retro Events For The Decade 1960

1969 Audrey McElmory (U.S.) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno,
1969 France’s Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
1968 Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement, temporarily
1968 Yankees and Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew
1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 takes 1st photograph of Earth from Moon
1964 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
1964 St. Louis Cardinals are 11 games back in NL, and win World Series
1963 Beatles release “She Loves You” in UK
1963 Ringo admits he wrote a song “Don’t Pass Me By”
1963 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 1st Europe-U.S. live TV program (via Telstar)
1962 John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
1961 Belgium sends troops to Rwanda-Urundi
1961 East Germany imposed new curbs on travel between West and East Berlin
1961 U.S. lunar probe Ranger 1 reaches 190 km from Earth, falls back
1960 World’s largest frog (3.3 kg) caught (Equatorial Guinea)

Retro Events For The Decade 1950

1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open
1958 China resumes fire on Quemoi and Matsoe
1958 Marie Ashton completes playing piano a female record 133 hours
1957 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 Betty Jameson wins LPGA White Mountain Golf Open
1954 President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily
1953 Braves Phil Paine is 1st former major leaguer to play in Japan
1953 Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
1953 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Ymuiden in North Sea, 21 die
1953 KBAK TV channel 29 in Bakersfield, California (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Phil Grate sets record for throwing a baseball (443’3 “)
1953 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1952 Arab League security pact goes into effect
1952 Giants Bob Elliot is ejected for arguing a strike, Bobby Hoffman complete his at bat, he strikes out and is also ejected for arguing
1950 Jack Holden wins marathon (2:32:12)
1950 West Germany and Japan readmitted to International Amateur Athletic Federation

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